Best Shaving Products
By and large, lots of shaving products contain irritating ingredients that can damage your skin, even if you can't see or feel the damage. In order to earn a spot on the Best Products list, a shaving product had to:
- Exclude irritating ingredients such as menthol, citrus, or eucalyptus
- Contain minimal to no fragrance
- Soothe and protect skin during shaving
- Hydrate and replenish skin after shaving
The handful of products on this list represent the fact that, especially for men, lots of shaving creams, gels, lotions, and after-shaves are laden with irritants. The last thing anyone needs to apply to freshly-shaved skin are irritating ingredients!
Alcohol, menthol, and various forms of mint (not to mention numerous essential oils, which are nothing more than fragrance) have no business in a well-formulated shaving product, yet they show up in lots of them!
All of the products on the list below are gentle, effective, and supply skin with what it needs during and after shaving (but don't forget the sunscreen; just-shaved skin is more sun-sensitive).
Some of the options are a bit pricier compared to what's available in drugstores, but the extra expense is worth it because you know you're getting a product that treats skin gently and will help you avoid such negative, unsightly side effects as redness, razor bumps, and of course, needless irritation.
Using any of the products on this list will guarantee you are treating your skin as gently as possible during and after shaving.